Bullying & harassment

Simon Fraser University is committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free from bullying and harassment and in which all members of the University community are treated in a fair and respectful manner. 

Bullying and Harassment includes any inappropriate conduct or comment by a person towards a member of the University Community that the person knew or reasonably ought to have known would cause the member of the University Community to be humiliated or intimidated.

Learn More

A Respectful Working & Learning Environment training module has been developed for SFU community members to remind us all about our responsibilities in contributing to respectful learning, research and work environments, help us understand what bullying and harassment behaviours are, and ensure we know where to turn for help.  This training is mandatory for all SFU employees, including faculty and staff. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete the training. The anticipated completion time for this training is 60 - 90 minutes.

Additional educational and training resources are available in the form of toolkits developed for employees, supervisors and students.

To learn more about the Bullying and Harassment Policy (GP 47), click here.


Case Manager

Ikjyot Rehal (she/her/hers)
Phonetics: ik-jotte
Email: irehal@sfu.ca
Cell: 236-885-8351




Book an appointment

The following are regular hours of availability for the Case Manager. However, the Case Manager is not available in-person at this moment until further notice. Please contact to book a virtual appointment.

Burnaby campus (MBC 3221): Mon-Thurs 9:30am 4:30pm

Surrey campus (SRYC 2532): Fri 9:30am- 4:30pm

Virtual: All weekdays

Get Support

All SFU students, staff, and faculty have a right to be treated with respect and dignity. If you have experienced or are experiencing bullying and harassment, you can connect with our case manager to seek support.

We recognize that experiencing bullying and harassment brings significant challenges in a person’s social, academic, career, and emotional lives. We acknowledge the courage it takes to speak up, and welcome it with respect.

How we can help

  • Referrals to on- and off-campus support services and resources as needed
  • Help with academic, workplace, or other accommodations at SFU
  • Information on reporting options available to you and assistance with accessing these options
  • Information about personal privacy and confidentiality
  • Questions regarding reporting procedure and helping you to understand the Bullying and Harassment policy (GP 47).

Other SFU Resources

A number of offices at SFU are available to assist you to understand your support and reporting options.


Office of Student Support, Rights & Responsibilities 

Office: 778.782.9456 or 778.782.6601


The Office of Student Support, Rights & Responsibilities is a resource for students.  Students can find out about their responsibilities and rights as members of the SFU community, and learn about the supports available to them, along with options for addressing concerns.


Office: 778.782.4563


The Ombudsperson is an independent, impartial and confidential resource for students. Provides information and guidance on students' rights and responsibilities in relation to SFU policies and practices.

Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS)

Trish Everett: studentadv.coord@sfss.ca

The Student Advocacy Coordinator supports undergraduates at SFU in academic and non academic matters by providing assistance navigating policies and procedures, accessing resources, and options for resolutions, in a confidential manner, to create a safe and respectful space for students and working to improve their overall university experience.

The Graduate Student Society (GSS)

Office: (778) 782-9412

Harjap Grewal: advocacy@sfugradsociety.ca

The GSS has a dedicated staff person to help graduate students with their individual concerns. The Advocate and Policy Advisor gives advice, attends appeals, intervenes, and more, depending on the situation. This office is completely confidential. The Advocate is also available for the students who are trying to address the shared concerns of multiple students.


Union Representatives

If you are a staff member supported by a collective agreement, please reach out to your respective representative for information and guidance on staff members rights and responsibilities in relation to SFU policies and procedures.

Strategic Business Partner Services Team, Human Resources

The Strategic Business Partner team’s goal is to provide pro-active HR support to staff and staff teams on campus. Visit the website to find out who your Business Partnership contact is and how to contact them. 


Department Chair or Director 

Please contact the Chair or Director of your unit for information on your rights and obligations, along with potential ways to address bullying and harassment.

SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) 

The SFU Faculty Association is the union that represents faculty members and librarians at SFU. SFUFA supports members in understanding their rights and responsibilities as it relates to the collective agreement and University policies and procedures which apply to faculty and librarians.

Mental Health Resources


SFU Health and Counselling

Burnaby: 778.782.4615
Vancouver: 778.782.5200
Surrey: 778.782.5200

This team of doctors, nurses, counsellors, psychiatrists and health promotion specialists collectively and positively influence health and well-being across SFU’s campuses. Doctor and counselling appointments available in Burnaby and Vancouver. Counselling available by appointment in Surrey. A full range of identity-based support options are available to students. 


Free, confidential counselling support, and wellness resources for SFU graduate and undergraduate students and advice for staff and faculty who are supporting students. Available at myssp.app in multiple languages, 24/7. 

Staff and Faculty

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)


The SFU Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provides confidential, professional assistance to help you or your family members resolve problems that affect your personal and work lives, including but not limited to stress, anxiety and depression; marriage counselling; family conflicts; alcohol and drug dependency; and grief and bereavement.

Make a Report

No matter how big or small the incident is, we are here to support you. Making a report is your right and, you do not need to make a report in order to access support. To explore your options, please book an appointment with Ikjyot using the information above, in the Get Support section.

If you would like to make a report, you may choose to connect with Ikjyot or use the online form